Written by, Adavelli Muninder
Updated October, 14, 2022
Apple’s AirPods 2 are some of the best earbuds that you can buy.
But even great earphones are prone to hiccups.
If you’ve been using your AirPods for a while, they might get a little buggy. And when that happens, a reset may be just what you need.
Here’s how to reset your AirPods 2, AirPods 3, the original AirPods, and AirPods Pro.
Whether you want to trade up your AirPods, sell them, or kick-start them back into action, a reset is always the right choice.
The good news is resetting your AirPods is a straightforward process that won’t take more than a few minutes. What’s more, the same steps apply regardless of the AirPods you own. This includes the original AirPods, the Airpods 2 and 3, and the AirPods Pro.
There are two ways to reset your AirPods: a hard reset and a factory reset.
To do a hard reset on your AirPods 2:
To do a factory reset on your AirPods 2:
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If you still can’t reset your AirPods and connect them to your device, here’s what you can do to try and fix your connectivity issues.
Sometimes, the reason why your AirPods are buggy or have a bad connection is that they’re low on battery. Also, your AirPods may not be resetting because there is not enough charge to perform a proper reset.
Debris and lint can interrupt the connection because there’s not enough contact with the case.
If the charging port of the tails of the earbuds is dirty, your Airpods won’t reset or connect.
To clean your AirPods, you’ll need a cotton swab and 70% isopropyl alcohol. Once you finish cleaning your earbuds and case, you can try to reset your Apple AirPods again.
Draining the battery entirely isn’t recommended regularly, but it might help kickstart your AirPods into action.
Once the AirPods are out of power, put the buds in the charging case and leave them there to charge for at least half an hour.
Updates exist for a reason. They typically fix bugs and issues that most users face when using their devices.
If your AirPods aren’t working properly even after you reset your AirPods case, check if there are any pending updates. Once you update your device, you can try an Apple AirPods reset again.
If resetting your AirPods doesn’t work (or your AirPods won’t reset at all), you can reach out to Apple’s customer support team for help.
Note that you’ll need your serial number, Apple ID, and proof of your purchase when talking to an Apple customer support representative.
Apple’s second-generation AirPods are good earbuds, but they can sometimes get buggy and fail to sync to your device or charge. When that happens, you can try resetting them to fix the issue. If that doesn’t work, you should consider contacting the Apple customer support team and ask for assistance.
If your AirPods are not working, you can try to factory reset the AirPods or do a hard reset.
To factory reset your AirPods 2, you’ll need to put your earbuds into the case and then disconnect them from your device.
To reset the AirPods 2 on your Android device, put the buds in the charging case, hold the button on the case, and reconnect the AirPods to your device.